National Hog Farmer Blog http://nationalhogfarmer.com/blog/21061/feed en No participation trophies in showing pigs http://nationalhogfarmer.com/blog/no-participation-trophies-showing-pigs <div class="node-body blog-body">When Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker James Harrison announced on Instagram that he was returning his children’s sport participation trophies, it sparked a national heated debate.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/national-hog-farmer-blog">National Hog Farmer Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/blog/no-participation-trophies-showing-pigs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/blog/no-participation-trophies-showing-pigs#comments Animal Well-Being Facilities National Hog Farmer Blog Fri, 21 Aug 2015 11:10:00 +0000 59861 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com One man takes stand for animal agriculture http://nationalhogfarmer.com/blog/one-man-takes-stand-animal-agriculture <div class="node-body blog-body">One Indiana family's battle to build a hog finishing unit is setting up to be a battle for all of animal agriculture.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/national-hog-farmer-blog">National Hog Farmer Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/blog/one-man-takes-stand-animal-agriculture" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/blog/one-man-takes-stand-animal-agriculture#comments Business Environment Food Animal Report Marketing National Hog Farmer Blog Tue, 14 Jul 2015 21:47:00 +0000 58721 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Announcing the #RealPigFarming Grand Champion http://nationalhogfarmer.com/blog/announcing-realpigfarming-grand-champion <div class="node-body blog-body">The votes have been counted and the #RealPigFarming Grand Champion has been selected.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/national-hog-farmer-blog">National Hog Farmer Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/blog/announcing-realpigfarming-grand-champion" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/blog/announcing-realpigfarming-grand-champion#comments Animal Well-Being Facilities Marketing National Hog Farmer Blog Thu, 02 Jul 2015 12:59:00 +0000 58371 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Help pick #RealPigFarming Grand Champion http://nationalhogfarmer.com/blog/help-pick-realpigfarming-grand-champion <div class="node-body blog-body">Now we are asking for your help to name the Grand #RealPigFarming Champion. We sorted through all the great posts and featured the best #RealPigFarming posts for the week. From June 17 through July 1, we invite you to cast your vote and help us pick the ultimate winner. You can vote once every 24 hours.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/national-hog-farmer-blog">National Hog Farmer Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/blog/help-pick-realpigfarming-grand-champion" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/blog/help-pick-realpigfarming-grand-champion#comments Facilities National Hog Farmer Blog Tue, 16 Jun 2015 19:58:00 +0000 57941 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Investigating group sow housing http://nationalhogfarmer.com/blog/investigating-group-sow-housing <div class="node-body blog-body">Group sow housing is getting continued interest as consumers and retailers demand specifics practices of how their food is raised.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/national-hog-farmer-blog">National Hog Farmer Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/blog/investigating-group-sow-housing" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/blog/investigating-group-sow-housing#comments Animal Well-Being Facilities Reproduction National Hog Farmer Blog Thu, 11 Jun 2015 20:55:00 +0000 57801 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Celebrating 80 years of lighting, efficiency, comfort http://nationalhogfarmer.com/blog/celebrating-80-years-lighting-efficiency-comfort <div class="node-body blog-body">May marks the 80th anniversary of the Rural Electrification Administration, and it's time the celebrate the efficiencies and productivity it brought to rural American and modern hog production.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/national-hog-farmer-blog">National Hog Farmer Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/blog/celebrating-80-years-lighting-efficiency-comfort" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/blog/celebrating-80-years-lighting-efficiency-comfort#comments Environment Facilities National Hog Farmer Blog Wed, 13 May 2015 22:30:00 +0000 56781 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Doing the right thing http://nationalhogfarmer.com/blog/doing-right-thing <div class="node-body blog-body">Seaboard Foods took the correct actions as a result of recent undercover video showed improper animal handling.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/national-hog-farmer-blog">National Hog Farmer Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/blog/doing-right-thing" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/blog/doing-right-thing#comments Animal Well-Being National Hog Farmer Blog Wed, 06 May 2015 22:14:00 +0000 56541 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com #RealPigFarming Challenge starts May 2 http://nationalhogfarmer.com/blog/realpigfarming-challenge-starts-may-2 <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>More and more consumers are asking how pigs are raised and the best person to explain it or better yet show them is you, the pork producers.&nbsp; The Pork Checkoff&rsquo;s <a href="https://www.pork.org/features/pork-producers-join-realpigfarming-mission/" target="_blank"><u>#RealPigFarming</u></a> <a href="https://www.pork.org/features/pork-producers-join-realpigfarming-mission/" target="_blank"><img align="right" alt="RealPigFarmingLogo" border="0" height="93" hspace="12" src="data:image/png;base64,iVBORw0KGgoAAAANSUhEUgAAASsAAABdCAYAAAD9qEDcAAAAGXRFWHRTb2Z0d2FyZQBBZG9iZSBJbWFnZVJlYWR5ccl</a></p></div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/national-hog-farmer-blog">National Hog Farmer Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/blog/realpigfarming-challenge-starts-may-2" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/blog/realpigfarming-challenge-starts-may-2#comments Animal Well-Being Business Food Animal Report National Hog Farmer Blog Thu, 30 Apr 2015 13:43:00 +0000 56351 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Bacon, the natural charm http://nationalhogfarmer.com/blog/bacon-natural-charm <div class="node-body blog-body">Bacon has naturally enticed people around the world since it was first invented in 1500 B.C. The cured, smoky wonder has advance from a breakfast favorite to a “dream” value-added product to latest flavor infused into everything from desserts to vodka.</div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/national-hog-farmer-blog">National Hog Farmer Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/blog/bacon-natural-charm" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/blog/bacon-natural-charm#comments Business Marketing National Hog Farmer Blog Mon, 13 Apr 2015 19:33:00 +0000 55911 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Pork, a spicy social media affair http://nationalhogfarmer.com/blog/pork-spicy-social-media-affair <div class="node-body blog-body">More Americans are inspired to take a photo of their meal featuring pork and socially share it with friends than any other animal protein.</div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/national-hog-farmer-blog">National Hog Farmer Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/blog/pork-spicy-social-media-affair" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/blog/pork-spicy-social-media-affair#comments Marketing National Hog Farmer Blog Mon, 06 Apr 2015 14:12:00 +0000 55521 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Flourishing new possibilities http://nationalhogfarmer.com/blog/flourishing-new-possibilities <div class="node-body blog-body">Springtime often blooms new possibilities and a renew focus. As I step into the editor role at National Hog Farmer, my center of attention will now be on the pork business and providing valuable information for pork producers.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/national-hog-farmer-blog">National Hog Farmer Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/blog/flourishing-new-possibilities" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/blog/flourishing-new-possibilities#comments Animal Well-Being Business National Hog Farmer Blog Thu, 02 Apr 2015 16:59:00 +0000 55471 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Great way to start the day http://nationalhogfarmer.com/blog/great-way-start-day <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>The sun may not be shining outside, but the Son was shining inside during the Praise Breakfast to kick off today&rsquo;s events at the annual meeting of the American Association of Swine Veterinarians.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/national-hog-farmer-blog">National Hog Farmer Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/blog/great-way-start-day" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/blog/great-way-start-day#comments Animal Well-Being National Hog Farmer Blog Sun, 01 Mar 2015 15:18:00 +0000 54741 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com PEDV still on minds at Minnesota Pork Congress http://nationalhogfarmer.com/blog/pedv-still-minds-minnesota-pork-congress <div class="node-body blog-body">Porcine epidemic diarrhea virus is still on the minds of hog producers and swine industry leaders, but the disease appears to be under control, at least at the present time.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/national-hog-farmer-blog">National Hog Farmer Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/blog/pedv-still-minds-minnesota-pork-congress" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/blog/pedv-still-minds-minnesota-pork-congress#comments Food Animal Report National Hog Farmer Blog Wed, 21 Jan 2015 22:56:00 +0000 53911 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com No Magic Bullets, But Pork Industry Research Builds Toward Future Solutions http://nationalhogfarmer.com/blog/no-magic-bullets-pork-industry-research-builds-toward-future-solutions-0 <div class="node-body blog-body">National Hog Farmer has a long tradition of delivering research-based information targeted specifically for our pork producer readers. Our December issue, arriving in your mailboxes soon and posted on the NationalHogFarmer.com website, is devoted to the most-current research published within the last year to help support our industry. I always feel really good when reading through the many submissions each year. There are a lot of great minds working hard to solve many of the challenges pork producers are facing. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/national-hog-farmer-blog">National Hog Farmer Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/blog/no-magic-bullets-pork-industry-research-builds-toward-future-solutions-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/blog/no-magic-bullets-pork-industry-research-builds-toward-future-solutions-0#comments Animal Well-Being Health National Hog Farmer Blog Fri, 12 Dec 2014 21:38:00 +0000 52911 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com A Responsible Pork Industry Cares About its Animals http://nationalhogfarmer.com/blog/responsible-pork-industry-cares-about-its-animals <div class="node-body blog-body">It seems the pork industry has had another rough-and-tumble round of media coverage this week. Mercy for Animals released undercover video taken on a Colorado hog farm. An expert panel, sponsored by the Center for Food Integrity and consisting of respected veterinarians and an animal ethicist, reviewed the video footage and noted that a lot of context is missing from what is presented. It is also not known when the video footage was taken, or what type of care the animals that are seen for a brief period of time were receiving beyond the moment depicted in each particular scene. As a contrast to the allegations of inadequate animal care, I would like to point out a couple of examples reinforcing my belief that our industry really does care—a lot.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/national-hog-farmer-blog">National Hog Farmer Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/blog/responsible-pork-industry-cares-about-its-animals" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/blog/responsible-pork-industry-cares-about-its-animals#comments Animal Well-Being Business Food Animal Report National Hog Farmer Blog Fri, 05 Dec 2014 16:50:00 +0000 52671 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com